Special Issue "Carbon Hybrid Materials"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Dr. Camélia Matei Ghimbeu
Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse (IS2M), CNRS UMR 7361 UHA, 15 Rue Jean Starcky, 68057 Mulhouse, France
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Interests: hybrid carbon materials; confinement of metal-based NPs in carbon; carbon synthesis and modification (mesoporous carbon, activated carbon, hard carbon, graphitic carbon); hard and soft-templated carbon; biosourced derived carbon; carbon surface chemistry and reactivity modification; carbon-based materials for gas and energy storage (supercapacitors and batteries); carbon for air and water cleaning
Due to their specific properties, i.e., high surface area, good electronic and thermal conductivity, mechanical and chemical stability, carbon materials emerged as essential materials used as supports or additives to design multifunctional carbon hybrid materials, Particularly, metal-based particles such as noble and transition metals, metal oxides, metal nitrides or metal hydrides supported on carbon have attracted tremendous interest in various fields of applications. Such composites are fascinating as they exhibit synergistic effects compared to their single counterparts. The aim of this issue is to present the development strategies to design carbon-based nanocomposites along with their performances in energy storage and environmental applications. Nanocomposites based of different forms of carbon (micro/mesoporous carbon, graphite, graphene, CNTs, carbon black…) and metal, metal oxides, metal nitrates, polymers or other carbon matrices can be discussed.
In this Special Issue of C—Journal of Carbon Research, we invite authors to submit original communications, articles, and reviews on the experimental and theoretical aspects on hybrid carbon materials design, characterization, specific correlations between the carbon support characteristics (porosity, surface chemistry, structure) and the resulting metal particle properties. Special emphasis is laid on their potential uses in the fields of catalysis, energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors), hydrogen storage, adsorption, sensors or biomedical applications.
Dr. Camélia Matei Ghimbeu
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- hybrid carbon/metal-based nanocomposites (metal, oxides, nitrates...)
- carbon as support for metalic-based nanoparticles (NPs)
- carbon additives for electrodes
- confinement of NPs in carbon
- size effects of NPs supported on carbon
- NPs supported on carbon for hydrogen sorption
- carbon nanocomposites as electrodes in batteries
- carbons nanocomposites as electrodes for supercapacitors